1950s Shepherd's Bush: Ellie Scott's life seems complete when she and husband, Tom, are blessed with a daughter. But their world tumbles around them when a car accident leaves Tom brain damaged. With her husband institutionalised, Ellie slowly learns to live without him. But when she falls in love with the notorious Ray Brent, who has a conviction for alleged murder, her life is thrown into chaos once more. Only when the shocking truth of the real murderer becomes known can Ellie leave her pain behind her and find happiness once more.